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Government > Democracy > Parliamentary elections Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

Definitions

  • Registered voter turnout: The proportion of registered voters who actually voted.
  • Total vote: The total number of votes cast in the relevant election. Total vote includes valid and invalid votes, as well as blank votes in cases where these are separated from invalid votes. More information on valid, invalid and blank votes can be found at aceproject.org
  • Turnout: The number of votes divided by the Voting Age Population figure, expressed as a percentage.
  • Voter registration: The number of registered voters. The figure represents the number of names on the voters' register at the time that the registration process closes, as reported by the electoral management body.
  • Voting age population: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age
  • Voting age population per 1000: International IDEA has chosen to use not only the reported registration rate to calculate turnout percentages, but also the voting age population (VAP) which includes all citizens above the legal voting age. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom
Registered voter turnout 43.2%
Ranked 142nd.
59.4%
Ranked 118th. 37% more than Switzerland
Total vote 2 million
Ranked 81st.
26.37 million
Ranked 15th. 13 times more than Switzerland
Turnout 34.9
Ranked 102nd.
57.6
Ranked 73th. 65% more than Switzerland
Voter registration 4.64 million
Ranked 62nd.
44.4 million
Ranked 13th. 10 times more than Switzerland
Voting age population 5.74 million
Ranked 64th.
45.8 million
Ranked 13th. 8 times more than Switzerland
Voting age population per 1000 781.62
Ranked 19th. 2% more than United Kingdom
768.96
Ranked 25th.

SOURCES: Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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